The table below looks at the statistics for Python skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Python over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Python
Rank 15 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Python 8 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.14% 16.46% 3.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.79% 26.00% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 2
Median daily rate £456 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% +1.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
Python
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
58 100 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 51.79% 63.29% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 75 22
Median daily rate £325 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

Python
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Python as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Python Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Python
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Python across the Cheltenham region.

Python Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Python
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Python across the Cheltenham region.

Python Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Python
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Python also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Python.

1 20 (86.96%) DV Cleared
1 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
1 20 (86.96%) Bash Shell
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 18 (78.26%) ISTQB
4 17 (73.91%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) Unix
6 6 (26.09%) Perl
7 5 (21.74%) ISEB
7 5 (21.74%) Test Management
7 5 (21.74%) Ruby
8 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Rational Functional Tester
8 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
8 4 (17.39%) C++
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (13.04%) Scrum
9 3 (13.04%) VMware
9 3 (13.04%) Service Management
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL
9 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
9 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
9 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
9 3 (13.04%) Jenkins

Python
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) JBoss
1 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
1 4 (17.39%) Rational Functional Tester
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Ant
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.35%) Electronics
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Test Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.35%) Ergonomics
2 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) CentOS
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Test Management
3 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
4 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Kanban
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) Bash Shell
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Perl
4 5 (21.74%) Ruby
5 4 (17.39%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) Lua
6 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) DV Cleared
1 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
2 18 (78.26%) ISTQB
3 5 (21.74%) ISEB
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (4.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) SAP